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Old 11-11-2011, 12:17 PM
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Just got back home yesterday.

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Old 11-12-2011, 09:15 AM
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Just got back home yesterday.
SWEET! Very nice. May I ask how long it was gone? Mine's been out there since August 1st and I'm wondering how much longer I'll be waiting for it's return.
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:58 PM
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SWEET! Very nice. May I ask how long it was gone? Mine's been out there since August 1st and I'm wondering how much longer I'll be waiting for it's return.
Late April it arrived in their hands and came back home last week.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:03 PM
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Not modded, but ordered from the custom shop?





Is the front site dovetailed on your HardBall NM .45 ?
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:53 PM
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Hardball

Per the build sheet

P C 9 5 0 2 N a t i o n a l
M a t c h H a r d b a l l 1 9 1 1 - A 1
Custom fit slide to national match
frame Custom fit match barrel &
bushing Polished feed ramp &
throated barrel Springfield
Custom spur hammer w/standard
grip safety Fitted match trigger
w/custom tuned 4 lb. pull Tuned
for total reliability Lowered &
flared ejection port Tuned &
polished extractor BoMar rear
sight w/undercut front sight
20LPI checkered front strap
Beveled & polished magazine
well Checkered cocobolo grips
Premium matte blued finish
2 stainless steel magazin
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:10 PM
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Having not been here in a long time, and just checking out all the really nice SA Custom Shop guns, I read on a few posts that the SA Custom Shop was referred to as a semi custom.......what would be a "real" Custom shop......and what would be the difference.....

thanks guys, and the pictures of your guns are great! Thanks for sharing.

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Old 11-16-2011, 11:02 PM
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Having not been here in a long time, and just checking out all the really nice SA Custom Shop guns, I read on a few posts that the SA Custom Shop was referred to as a semi custom.......what would be a "real" Custom shop......and what would be the difference.....

thanks guys, and the pictures of your guns are great! Thanks for sharing.

Steve
Semi-custom -
Les Baer
Ed Brown
Nighthawk
Springfield Custom
Wilson Combat

Custom -
Heirloom Precision
Jim Garthwaithe
Legacy Custom
Pistol Dynamics
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:49 AM
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Semi-custom -
Les Baer
Ed Brown
Nighthawk
Springfield Custom
Wilson Combat

Custom -
Heirloom Precision
Jim Garthwaithe
Legacy Custom
Pistol Dynamics
Christian,

thanks for the response, I understand that these are different shops, just wondered what makes a gun "custom" vs. "semi-custom".

Steve
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:03 AM
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Christian,

thanks for the response, I understand that these are different shops, just wondered what makes a gun "custom" vs. "semi-custom".

Steve
A semi-custom means that the gun gets a lot of hand-fitting of components to that particular gun, each gun is made to exacting standards, and no two are exactly identical. However, the guns are all built based on specific production classes (CCO, Bobtailed 4", etc.), so you get several lines to choose from, with some modifications, but generally you have specific models.

A custom is one-off built to a customer's spec. There are no model lines, there are no mass production guns, they are all unique and hand-built to be so. No two pistols are alike, and they are built specifically to the customer's specs.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:18 AM
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I haven't looked at some of the "custom" websites in a couple of years. But once upon a time, Heirloom offered "package" guns if I remember right. This whole issue of custom vs semi custom really depends on who you ask. Even the so called "semi custom" makers quite often offer a super, top of the line $5k+ model that should definetly qualify as "custom."
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:28 AM
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Steve,

DK hit it spot on. The semi-custom shops make great guns. They are built the right way, with quality parts and by skilled craftsmen. I myself have a couple and they are two of my most treasured possessions. But there is something special about custom 1911s. I'm not talking about guns built by the neighborhood hack, but about the guns built by master craftsmen like Ted Yost. When building a 1911 Ted will spend time doing everything right -- bringing the gun up to spec, truing the lines, fitting everything as close to perfection as possible. He'll do it according the the guidelines you provide so that it fits your needs and no one elses. And to finish it off, he'll make it so pretty that you'll want to put it in a glass case. In short you'll be getting a gun that is more than a mere tool and has entered the realm of art.

It might be easier to just show you.

Semi-custom


Custom

Image courtesy of Heirloom Precision
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:39 AM
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I haven't looked at some of the "custom" websites in a couple of years. But once upon a time, Heirloom offered "package" guns if I remember right. This whole issue of custom vs semi custom really depends on who you ask. Even the so called "semi custom" makers quite often offer a super, top of the line $5k+ model that should definetly qualify as "custom."
Nothing says the semi-custom makers can't make true customs. It's just that their bread and butter is building guns with a certain amount of custom work.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:10 AM
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Great posts guys..........makes much more sense.........thanks
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:16 PM
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Some beautiful gun here. Starting to think of having SA call my Micro home to fix it's thumb safety and maybe having them checker the front strap while it's there.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:43 AM
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:27 AM
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This Range Officer Returned Home Yesterday

Had the front strap checkered 25LPI, full action job to 3 lb. trigger, black polymer match trigger and HIGH POLISH BLUE. WOW!!! Sorry, the photos don't begin to do it justice but I hope you'll get at least a sense of it.

Springfield Armory Custom Shop, and all of their employees ROCK! I am really happy with all aspects of the work they performed.



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Old 12-17-2011, 09:42 AM
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Wow that looks fantastic nice job!



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Had the front strap checkered 25LPI, full action job to 3 lb. trigger, black polymer match trigger and HIGH POLISH BLUE. WOW!!! Sorry, the photos don't begin to do it justice but I hope you'll get at least a sense of it.

Springfield Armory Custom Shop, and all of their employees ROCK! I am really happy with all aspects of the work they performed.



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Old 12-22-2011, 07:12 AM
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[QUOTE=walksoftly;3583686]Had the front strap checkered 25LPI, full action job to 3 lb. trigger, black polymer match trigger and HIGH POLISH BLUE. WOW!!! Sorry, the photos don't begin to do it justice but I hope you'll get at least a sense of it.

Springfield Armory Custom Shop, and all of their employees ROCK! I am really happy with all aspects of the work they performed.


That is absolutely gorgeous! I sent my MILSPEC in about a month ago to get turned into a back up ball gun for bullseye. Should be back in about six weeks, and the wadcutter that they are building for me should be here in about 11 more weeks...cant wait! PICS will follw as they come
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:16 PM
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Great looking 1911s! I just sent off my SS Mil Spec for some warranty work and then its off to the SACS to have a beavertail GS and commander hammer installed. They will re-bead blast the frame and hopefully blend the rear-slide area.

Cant wait to get it back...!

Is the defense package worth the $260 price tag...?

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Old 01-05-2012, 08:03 PM
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Milspec returns

I sent my Milspec in to SACS back in November. Picked it up tonight at FEDEX. I will follow with a range report on Saturday, but it is gorgeous
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:16 PM
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I sent my Milspec in to SACS back in November. Picked it up tonight at FEDEX. I will follow with a range report on Saturday, but it is gorgeous
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Way cool brother, I love how people put all the fancy parts on their 1911s but keep the hammer as the old school one. Looks sweet.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:29 AM
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Way cool brother, I love how people put all the fancy parts on their 1911s but keep the hammer as the old school one. Looks sweet.
Had to keep it that way for CMP competitions
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:34 AM
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Here is my Mil Spec - which just got back from the SA CS....!

The original write-up can be found here.



The fit of the beavertail GS is amazing.



Here is the amazingly blended rear-slide/frame:



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Old 02-01-2012, 11:35 PM
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Custom work

Newbee here. How do I send my gun to Sa custom? Am reading posts here that a regular individual can't send a pistol via UPS or FedEx!
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:20 AM
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Call them they'll give you a RGA number then go to FedEx and send it off it's just that simple. When they send it back you will have to sign for it to receive it. I had FedEx hold it and when I had time I went in and picked it up.
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